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GIRAFFE

the long neck, which, nevertheless, consists of only the normal
seven vertebrae, and by the " horns " which differ from those of all
other jRuminants; they are small bony prominences of the frontal

FIG. 159.—Oiraffe.    Gfiraffa camelopardaHa.     x^0.
xrnes, which become fused with the skull, and which are covered
nth unmodified skin. They are not shed. Between them is a
ttediaa prominence. This cranial armature is present in the
ornate » well as in t&e male, and is well developed even in the